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Origins of fast radio bursts come into focus through polarized light

Origins of fast radio bursts come into focus through polarized light

Study detailing the properties of polarized light from 128 non-repeating FRBs reveals mysterious cosmic explosions originate in far-away galaxies like our own Milky Way What scientists previously thought about where Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) come from is just the tip of the iceberg, according to…

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U of T astronomers collaborate with Kâpapâmahchakwêw – Wandering Spirit School on science programming for Indigenous students

U of T astronomers collaborate with Kâpapâmahchakwêw – Wandering Spirit School on science programming for Indigenous students

The buds of a partnership between the Dunlap Institute, the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Kâpapâmahchakwêw – Wandering Spirit School in Toronto started to bloom in time for this year’s total solar eclipse.  Kâpapâmahchakwêw – Wandering Spirit School provides Indigenous students…

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How to recycle your eclipse glasses

How to recycle your eclipse glasses

Not sure what to do with your eclipse glasses? You can keep them in a safe place to use for a future eclipse, or donate them to Astronomers Without Borders to be recycled and reused! Donated eclipse glasses will be inspected and redistributed to people…

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Eclipse 2024: Chasing the Shadow from Niagara to Newfoundland

Eclipse 2024: Chasing the Shadow from Niagara to Newfoundland

On Monday, April 8, the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto will be hosting a livestream with partners across Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces to follow the best views of the total solar eclipse. Tune in for comprehensive coverage…

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In search of the very first stars

In search of the very first stars

“When I was really young, I saw a shooting star. And that got me looking up at the night sky a lot more,” remembers Margaret Ikape, a PhD candidate at the Dunlap Institute and the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics. As a…

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Watch Eclipse 2024 on April 8 from anywhere in the world

Watch Eclipse 2024 on April 8 from anywhere in the world

“I’m most excited to see totality because I’ve heard so many things about it and am now so hyped up about it,” says alum Ilana MacDonald, public outreach, communications and events strategist with the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics. “It’d be a real shame…

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How Ilana MacDonald and Julie Bolduc-Duval are preparing Canadians for the eclipse

How Ilana MacDonald and Julie Bolduc-Duval are preparing Canadians for the eclipse

March 8th is International Women’s Day, an opportunity to honour and celebrate the achievements of women around the word. This year, it is also a month away from a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse that will sweep across Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces. Today we’re…

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Eclipse 2024: No kids left inside

Eclipse 2024: No kids left inside

As educators, parents and astronomers, we want to make sure that no kids are left inside during the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience one of the most incredible natural phenomena alongside millions of Canadians. Some…

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Eclipse workshops at the Toronto Public Library

Eclipse workshops at the Toronto Public Library

We’re hosting dozens of free workshops across Toronto in partnership with the Toronto Public Library to help attendees safely enjoy the total solar eclipse on April 8 in several different ways!  Astronomers from the University of Toronto will help participants make their own pinhole solar…

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Maria Drout awarded Newton Lacy Pierce Prize

Maria Drout awarded Newton Lacy Pierce Prize

Prestigious prize celebrates outstanding achievements of early career astronomers  Even the closest stars in the night sky are trillions of kilometres away. But one University of Toronto professor’s shine in observational astronomical research is being recognized much closer to home.  Today, Prof. Maria Drout was awarded…

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